UNIVERSE of Science Fiction

Discovery is Ready to Go

posted May 18, 2017 by: UOFSF

CBS is showing off a full trailer for Star Trek: Discovery with a clip filled with new characters, action and spaceships. 

While it has had problems getting to production and no firm premier date has been set, this story line, set a decade before Kirk and Spock venture out in the Enterprise, looks like the Star Trek we've all come to know and quibble over.

The trailer opens with Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) hiking across a desert planet and jumps quickly to the bridge of the Discovery. The next two minutes take us on a breathless ride. A tête-à-tête with the Klingons,  visions of the new crew, action and much more. In the end you're left with the impression the Federation is much more of a military outfit as opposed to the seemingly benevolent outreach of olive branches and exploration in the original series.

The lack of quality science fiction programming has lead many to embrace the subscription and on demand world.Will the Star Trek faithful flock to watch a show available only on demand? Only time will tell.